The Democratic National Convention ended yesterday (August 28) with Barack Obama accepting the presidential nomination from his party based on the promise of change, hope and America’s participation. His acceptance falls on civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech’s 45th anniversary, a befitting day. And even Obama’s presidential opponent sent out a strategic, congratulatory message –
As promised, director Jason Stürmer will post his political columns and video blogs pertaining to the two major parties National Conventions soon. So stay tuned for that insightful commentary. To see detail photos on all fours days of DNC coverages, visit Newsday.com.
I watched The Black List documentary last night after the Democratic National Convention coverage, and I thoroughly enjoyed it because the doc redefined what it means to be on the black list and illuminated contemporary, non-victim African-Americans and their experiences. The film was shot by cinematographer Graham Willoughby, and for once the array of dark skins are pristinely photographed as they popped onscreen like images from humanize coffee table books.
Catch The Black List on cable and dive right in.
The Black List screened at Sundance Film Festival (Spectrum) and South by Southwest Film Festival, and began airing on HBO & On-Demand last Monday, August 25th.
Don’t miss The Black List on HBO and On-Demand. Mr. Mitchell and Greenfield-Sanders, where’s volume 2.
Shane Alexander and his band – Chad Crawford (bass), Charlie Paxson (drums), Jebin Bruni (keyboards) & Billy Mohler (guitar) – are playing their last Los Angeles summer show with Chris Pierce tomorrow – Wednesday, August 27 @ 10pm – at the Hotel Cafe. Pierce is wrapping up his residency at the Hotel, where he’s been taping his sets for a ‘Live at the Hotel Cafe’ album. So come out and see Shane’s show.
Via Karlo / Ante Rotim
To befriend and stalk Shane Alexander and his band, visit their website and myspace, and to download their The Sky Below disc, hit up CD baby and iTunes.
The Hotel Cafe is located in the middle of Hollywood on Cahuenga Blvd, between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd. Cahuenga blvd is 3 blocks West of Vine Street.
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Exit Cahunega Blvd from the 101 Freeway. Head South for a few blocks (past Hollywood Blvd) until you get to 1623. Parking is in the Alley just before.
The 65th Venice Film Festival kicks offs on Wednesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. with the Opening Ceremony, and George Clooney, Brad Pitt and his sons – Maddox & Thien – arrive in Venice, Italy to support their opening ‘Coen Brothers’ film – Burn After Reading.
Congratulation to the cast and crew of the Kiss for taking home 3 awards including Best Horror Film of 2008 at the West Hollywood International Film Festival. Director Scott Madden’s the Kiss is about a vampire that is revived from almost eternal death by an out cast high school skater-boy changing his life FOREVER because now he can’t DIE.
A warm kudos to RR friend and award winning actor Vincent Rivera for his performance in the Kiss, and you can click below to view the trailer. Enjoy!
the Kiss is produced by Ron Feuer and executive produced by Robbie Gillman.